Page to coach UPEI men's soccer team in 2014-15

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Panthers looking for new women's soccer coach

UPEI is looking for a new women’s soccer coach.

The university announced Tuesday that Lewis Page will return for his 15th season as the men’s soccer coach. He was head coach of both men’s and women’s teams and was the director of operations last season while on leave from the provincial government.

He returned to government after the season and will concentrate solely on coaching the men’s team this season as the Panthers prepare to host the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s soccer championship from Nov. 6 to 9.

“I am excited about next season,” Page said in a release. “We have a strong core of returning senior players, and a great crop of young players who gained valuable experience last season. The team is poised for a great run at a national championship.”

Director of athletics and recreation Bill Schurman said 2014 is a huge year for the soccer program.

“Hosting the CIS national championship is an honour and also a challenge which we look forward to,” he said. “We are pleased that Lewis has made the decision and commitment to focus 100 per cent of his efforts on coaching the men’s program.”

Page replaced Mike Redmond, who stepped down as the women’s soccer coach following the 2012-13 season.

The university is looking for someone to coach the women’s team as well as lead the recruitment and business operations for both soccer programs.

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